15 01, 2018

Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria

2018-01-15T16:12:43+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Health, News|

As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, United Nations agencies are working to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements and surrounding areas in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.

10 01, 2018

Taking on environmental health risks, UN agencies aim to protect ‘foundations for life’ on Earth

2018-01-10T21:18:53+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Health, News|

Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year.

3 01, 2018

UN agency’s mobile reproductive health teams reach women in besieged area of Aleppo

2018-01-03T22:29:05+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News|

The United Nations reproductive rights agency has reached the Sheikh Maqsoud area of Aleppo, where thousands of women have been cut off from medical care for years.

1 01, 2018

On New Year’s Day, UNICEF challenges nations to join fight to help more newborns survive first days of life

2018-01-03T17:28:19+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Health, News, Youth|

Nearly 386,000 babies will be born on New Year's Day – some 90 per cent in less developed regions – and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life.

29 12, 2017

New UN agency projects to boost farming practices, improve farm animal health

2017-12-29T20:54:49+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Health, News|

People around the world, especially poor farmers in developing Asian countries, will benefit through the use of nuclear techniques in combatting diseases affecting farm animals and improve water management practices, the United Nations atomic energy agency has said.

24 12, 2017

Nigeria: Cholera outbreak in restive Borno state successfully contained, says UN health agency

2017-12-27T16:14:20+00:00 December 24th, 2017|Health, News|

A five-month long cholera outbreak in Nigeria's conflict-affected Borno state has been successfully contained, the United Nations health agency has announced.

21 12, 2017

UNICEF airlifts six million doses of vaccines to children in Yemen

2017-12-21T21:49:59+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Health, News, Youth|

A plane charted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed in Sana’a, Yemen, on Thursday, delivering nearly 6 million doses of essential vaccines to protect millions of children at risk of preventable diseases, including the current diphtheria outbreak that has reportedly infected over 300 people and killed 35.

14 12, 2017

In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth

2017-12-14T16:45:20+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Health, News|

Health is everyone's right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN's readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all.

13 12, 2017

Half the world lacks access to essential health services – UN-backed report

2017-12-13T23:33:18+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Health, News|

At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a United Nations-backed study.